Terry Francona & Clint Hurdle Claim Manager Of The Year Honors – VIDEO
Major League Baseball named its 2013 Mangers of the Year on Tuesday, with Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona winning the award in the American League, while Pittsburgh Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle took home the honor in the National League.
Voting was done by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
The 54-year old Francona edged John Farrell of the World Series champion Red Sox 112 points to 96 for the American League honor, after guiding the Indians to a 92-70 record this year, a 24-game improvement from 2012, and a spot in the American League wild-card game.
The 56-year old Hurdle was selected first on 25 of 30 ballots in the National League voting, after guiding the Pirates to a 94-68 record, including their first winning season, and first playoff appearance since 1992.